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among those thinkers who encourage us to understand the complex entanglement of seemingly opposing
terms.9 ‘In an age when sceptical doubt has taken root in the world’, he writes, when…it is no longer possible to find the sense of non-sense, it becomes harder to
penetrate to a level where the categories of sense and nonsense are not yet invoked. (Fanon, 1967, p. 9, my emphasis) It is precisely this level of
analysis that we must attend to if we are to unhook ourselves from the oppositionist dynamics of the law
and a transgression that remains passionately complicit with it.10 Moreover, we must challenge the
conservative temptations of political quietude that are often (if wrongly) assigned to deconstruction. In order
to map out the countervailing forces of white supremacy, we must examine the affective terrain before the conceptual
dichotomy, theoretically prior to the either-or distinction of raed difference, where there are not yet
objects, but only...
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